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Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
"...the top two – incumbent Davis and leading opponent Celia Israel – we concluded that Davis fully deserves to..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
"...the top two – incumbent Davis and leading opponent Celia Israel – we concluded that Davis fully deserves to..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature

Texas Dems Take the Voting Rights Fight to D.C.
Breaking quorum again, lawmakers leave state to thwart Abbott's restrictive bill
"...Fleeing to D.C. was an unexpected diversion for Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin. She planned to marry her partner of..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The House's LGBTQ Caucus Makes History
The good, the bad, and the religious exemptions
"...Caucus. On May 9, Reps. Mary González, D-El Paso; Celia Israel, D-Austin; Jessica González, D-Dallas; Julie Johnson, D-Car­roll­­ton; and..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
"...events, veteran Reps. Mary González of El Paso and Celia Israel of Austin have joined with newcomers Jessica González..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lege Lines: Left in the Dark
Who knew about the ICE raids this weekend? Not your state reps.
"...Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, suggested that if the feds had shared..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Next Steps for Elysium Park
Affordable housing development gets first-reading approval
"...nearby neighborhood opposition and an abstention by state Rep. Celia Israel, who declined to write a letter of support..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Candidate-o-File: Local Races
Only a handful of contested seats in Travis County
"...the special with 39% of the vote, and Democrat Celia Israel, whose 32% took second place. Israel's two Demo­crat­ic..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Lessons on the Wind
Random speculations on the returns
"...can be immediately reopened for the March primaries. But Celia Israel's strong showing in a district which, we were..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

So Special: The Race to Replace Mark Strama [UPDATED]
House District 50 campaign features a disparate slate
"...Celia Israel is a longtime local political activist and real..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

AWPC: Women's Caucus = Women's Endorsement
AWPC returns to its feminist roots, but not everyone's happy
"...Another AWPC member, Celia Israel, opposed the women-only policy but did not attend..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin @ Large: While Elephants Sleep
The breakdown of the Travis Co. primary vote suggests interesting possibilities come November
"...Precinct 1 commissioner – who escaped a run-off with Celia Israel by 256 votes – probably can thank Doggett..."

March 19, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: For Team Blue, So Much Green
More money, more voters for Texas Democrats aiming to flip the state House
"...stat you should find intriguing: According to state Rep. Celia Israel, chair of the Texas House Dem­o­cratic Campaign Committee,..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Make Mayoral Moves State Rep. Celia Israel announced the formation of an "exploratory committee" to..."

Sept. 24, 2021 News Feature

Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway
Ballot initiative centered on APD staffing finds friends and foes
"...state Sen. Sarah Eckhardt, state Reps. Eddie Rodriguez and Celia Israel, all current members of the Austin City Council..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Bill Starts Moving With Quorum Restored
Plus, queer film fest aGLIFF kicks off hybrid festival and more queer events
"...returned to the House as of this week (Rep. Celia Israel is reportedly back in Austin but it's unclear..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Dems Dig In for a Long Stay in D.C.
Quorum-breakers hone message, try to dodge COVID
"...exposing his sister, who is undergoing chemotherapy. Austin Reps. Celia Israel and Donna Howard, two of the delegation's more..."

July 23, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

United Against Anti-Trans Legislation Rally
"...State Rep. Celia Israel, founding member of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus..."

April 30, 2021 Photo Gallery

Ten Key Moments in a Year of Endless Texas Election Drama
Vote Early and Often
"...promising effort (led by his friend and fellow Rep. Celia Israel) to flip the Texas House...."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Democratic Convention to Host Panels, U.S. Senate Debate Online
Originally to be held in San Antonio, the TDC kicks off June 1
"...Last year, state Reps. Mary González, D-El Paso; Celia Israel, D-Austin; Jessica González, D-Dallas; Julie Johnson, D-Carrollton; and..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Eddie Rodriguez, Greg Casar, and Sarah Eckhardt all moving toward race to succeed Kirk Watson
"...a run for the seat – Reps. Donna Howard, Celia Israel, and Gina Hinojosa – sending a clear message..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...of press time: state Reps. Donna Howard, Gina Hinojosa, Celia Israel, and Eddie Rodriguez (their colleague Sheryl Cole is..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
The latest from the local campaign trails
"...they don't want to vote for him." Austin Rep. Celia Israel, who is chairing the House Democratic Campaign Committee,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
"...Doggett as well as local state Reps. Gina Hinojosa, Celia Israel, and Vikki Goodwin......"

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019
Give the gift of hope!
"...Democratic Campaign Committee – the group chaired by Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, working to flip the House. On Tuesday,..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lawmakers Do Little to Support Women's Health
When it comes to controlling women's autonomy, facts never matter at the Capitol
"...turned back various efforts, including from Austin Democratic Reps. Celia Israel and John Bucy, to expand Medicaid more broadly..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sine Die at the 86th Texas Legislature
"...Hinojosa, Sheryl Cole, Donna Howard. Back L to R: Celia Israel, John Bucy, Eddie Rodriguez, Vikki Goodwin. Not shown:..."

May 28, 2019 Photo Gallery

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing
Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol
"...re-register for the right to vote. Committee member Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, said the "current Texas election code prevents..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...the target of a current bill filed by Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin. (During a Tuesday, Feb. 5, press conference..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion
"...to purge Latinos from voter rolls," said Austin Rep. Celia Israel, who is pushing legislation to create an online..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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